The dark side of restoration: fungal mutualists

Summary:

  • Many plants have partnerships with fungi, such as mycorrhizal fungi. Mycorrhizal fungi help plants get water and nutrients in exchange for sugars and other carbon resources. These partnerships occur below-ground in the roots of the plants.
  • This broadcast takes the audience below ground to explore how mycorrhizal relationships may be affected by restoration in Missouri Ozark glades.

Length:

  • 48 minutes

Information about the Author:

  • Alice Tipton is a graduate student in Biological Sciences working in the Galen lab.
  • Her dissertation research explores the role that mutualisms between plants and fungi play in the restoration of a native Missouri habitat.